iOS SDK simply put stands for Apple's mobile operating system and its software development kit. The full SDK may be downloaded for free from the Apple developer website after registering as a developer.
University of Illinois does have an institutional subscription. Room 289 in the Undergraduate Library offers access to the Dashcode developer environment.
As a part of the larger Apple iOS SDK, Dashcode utilizes a web development platform that allows you to create applications specifically for mobile safari, which is used by iPod, iPad, and iPhone.
The aim of this libguide is to give anyone who is interested a brief introduction to the basics of using a web development platform, in this case Dashcode, for the development of an application that could be used on an iPhone or any other of the apple mobile products. This guide is not by any means conversant with everything that can be done, but rather points the beginner to the sources that will start you off in the correct direction. A good place to start would be the Dashcode user guide since that will be the platform utilized in the workshop for which this libguide is developed.
Below is an image of Dashcode after just opening the program:
For this particular workshop we will be using the RSS module.